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Other Sport 01 Aug 2012 | 12:00 AM

Swimming: Adrian wins 100m freestyle gold

LONDON (Reuters) - Nathan Adrian won the 100 metres freestyle final at the London Olympics on Wednesday to become the first American to win gold in the blue-riband sprint for nearly a quarter of a century.

Other Sport 01 Aug 2012 | 12:00 AM

Beach volleyball: Tearful Cook bows out of fifth Games

LONDON (Reuters) - Five-times Olympian Natalie Cook of Australia, who won gold in Sydney in 2000, was beaten for the third time on Wednesday as her record-breaking beach volleyball career ended in elimination from the London Games.

Other Sport 01 Aug 2012 | 12:00 AM

Football: Britain sink Uruguay to reach last eight

CARDIFF (Reuters) - Already-qualified title favourites Brazil and Japan were joined by hosts Britain, surprise qualifiers Egypt, Mexico, Senegal, South Korea and Honduras in the quarter-finals of the Olympic football tournament on Wednesday.

Other Sport 01 Aug 2012 | 12:00 AM

Speedboat push gave British pair feel for glory

DORNEY (Reuters) - The victory by Britain's Heather Stanning and Helen Glover to secure the country's first Olympic gold in a women's crew follows years of heavy funding, an impressive talent programme and some training tricks from their much-loved coach.

Other Sport 01 Aug 2012 | 12:00 AM

Judges come under fire amid "fix" claims

LONDON (Reuters) - Olympic judges came under fire on Wednesday with one fighter accusing them of

Other Sport 01 Aug 2012 | 12:00 AM

Factbox - Memorable quotes from the London Olympics

(Reuters) - Following are some of the fun and memorable quotes from the London Olympics:

Other Sport 01 Aug 2012 | 12:00 AM

Kenya target 12 golds on London track

LONDON (Reuters) - The Kenyan athletics team at the London Olympics is the best ever and can win 12 golds and 36 medals in all over the next two weeks, coach Julius Kirwa said on Wednesday.

Other Sport 01 Aug 2012 | 12:00 AM

Ancient dopers got their kicks from raw testicles

LONDON (Reuters) - Forget anabolic steroids in easy-to-swallow tablets, or EPO in clean syringes. Ancient Olympic dopers got their pre-Games hormone boost from chewing on raw animal testicles.

Other Sport 01 Aug 2012 | 12:00 AM

Wiggins tastes glory, badminton hit by scandal

LONDON (Reuters) - Just 10 days after triumphing in the Tour de France, Bradley Wiggins won the Olympic cycling time trial on Wednesday on a golden day for hosts Britain, but a badminton match-throwing scandal left a sour taste on Day Five of the London Games.

Other Sport 01 Aug 2012 | 12:00 AM

Swimming - Golden girl never dreamt of success

LONDON (Reuters) - As 15-year-old Ruta Meilutyte wound up her pre-Olympic training it did not cross her mind that she could end up on top of the rostrum with a 100 metres breaststroke gold medal wrapped around her neck.